The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette Review

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette

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Hello lovelies! Happy Humpday! πŸ™‚ I’m super excited to be back today with an eye makeup palette review, and I’m especially excited to be talking about a new favorite brand of mine. Up until now, I had heard a lot about theBalm Cosmetics, but had never really tried it out, and I must say I’m super impressed!

One of my favorite websites HauteLook recently had a huge blowout sale on theBalm Cosmetics, where I snatched up two new eyeshadow palettes including The Nude Tude Palette and The Nude Dude Palette for around $18 each. This was an awesome deal considering these palettes normally are around $40 a piece. I’ll also be reviewing the Nude Dude Palette in the coming weeks, but for today’s post I’m focusing on the Nude Tude one.

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The first thing I noticed about this palette is the cute packaging and the adorable names of all of the shades. The Nude Tude Palette in particular comes in two packaging versions: Naughty and Nice, with the only difference being that the nice version shows a Paris inspired bedroom vs. the naughty version which is women with the shadows covering them up. (Thus the name Nude-Tude) πŸ˜‰

All of the shades are beautiful colors and have great pigmentation. Even without using a primer these shadows still pack a punch in terms of pigment, which is really nice. The palette itself features a great mix of shimmer, matte, and satin finishes and contains a nice range of neutral shades perfect for everyday wear.

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Sassy- Frosty White Shimmer

Snobby- Champagne Gold Shimmer

Stubborn-Beige/Peach Satin

Standoffish- Peach Shimmer

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Selfish- Taupe Satin

Sultry- Tanned Brown Matte

Sophisticated- Olive Colored Brown with Specks of Gold

Seductive- Bronze Satin

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Sexy- Burgundy Matte

Silly- Dark Brown with Specks of Red and Gold Glitter

Serious- Black Matte

Sleek- Chocolate Brown Matte

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The only downfall to this palette in my opinion is the eyeshadow brush, which isn’t that great of quality. I personally prefer using my e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes or my real technique ones, which will give you a much better application. This brush by e.l.f. is my personal fave for blending.

Standoffish, Seductive, and Sexy are my absolute favorites in this Nude Tude palette– although there’s not really any shades that disappoint. πŸ™‚

P.S. If you’ve never signed up for HauteLook, it’s an awesome site featuring new shopping deal events each day all up to 75% off retail prices.  Membership is completely free, but you must be a member to have access to all of the deals. Sign up over here! This adorable “Be-you-tiful” pouch definitely catches my eye!

Do you own any products by theBalm Cosmetics? Which shade is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

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  1. I love eye shadows with a little shimmer in them and at $18, this is a steal! Love that stand offish color!

    1. I’m new to the brand but really impressed with it so far. Which other products have you tried and not liked? (just for curiosity sake)

  2. Never knew this company even existed. However, there are pretty nice shades of color in that palette.

  3. I completely forgot about Hautelook. This palette looks amazing I pretty much only wear neutral colors so this is perfect!

    1. I did too for awhile, but now I’m subscribed to their e-mails so I see their deals daily and it gets you hooked! haha But when you get great deals like this palette, who can complain? πŸ˜‰

  4. The nude ‘tude pallet is one of my all time theBalm favorites! πŸ™‚ Your blog is so cute…newest follower.

  5. The kit itself is so pretty! I love the way it is set up. The shimmer is great, and I love the goldish selections.

    1. I’m such a sucker for golds and browns, so I love this palette. It really is super pretty!

    1. I know, I was so excited to get them for that price! Definitely worth every penny, though! πŸ™‚

    1. I do too! I’m definitely a shimmer girl when it comes to shadows, so I really like this palette. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, awesome! I’ve been using it a lot here lately and really enjoy coming up with different looks with it. Very pretty shades! πŸ™‚

  6. This might be the next palette I purchase because I’ve been using the Naked 3 for YEARS! And while I love it, I’m looking for a bit of a change up in my everyday makeup routine. Thank you for sharing, Cara πŸ™‚

  7. I just got one of these in my ipsy glam bag and I LOVE it! I got “sexy” and I was worried that it was going to be too dark but it’s gorg.

    1. Awesome! I love the shade sexy! It’s such a nice, sultry color and would look great for fall looks especially! πŸ™‚

  8. I purchased this palette about two years ago and I love it! It was the first product I had ever purchased from them. I was really impressed with the quality as well.

    1. Awesome! So glad to hear you’ve been impressed with them! I’m loving it so far! πŸ™‚

  9. I have one of their nude shades that I got in my Ipsy bag and I love it. I really need to buy their highlighters.

    1. I’ve heard really good things about their highlighters! That may be next on my list! πŸ™‚

    1. I was really impressed with the quality. I’m a huge fan of shimmer shadows, so this was right up my alley! πŸ™‚

  10. I have heard really great things about this brand, but I’ve never purchased anything, mostly because it’s super expensive. You got really great deals, though. I may have to check HauteLook. Thanks for sharing this great review!


    1. It definitely was an awesome deal. Keep your eyes peeled, Hautelook may do another sale on them very soon! πŸ˜‰

  11. What a fun palette! I don’t own anything by the balm but I’ll definitely be checking them out. So many great colors, but selfish and stand-offish would be my favorite πŸ™‚ Beautifully Candid

    1. They are very pretty! I didn’t notice any real difference in the size compared to other similar ones, but it might be slightly smaller.

    1. I know, it’s like they put all their time and effort into the shadows and then just throw in a cheap brush and hope you won’t notice-lol

  12. I love Hautelook! The colors in this palette look great. Very saturated, which I like. I’m also always a sucker for great packaging! For that price, I’ll have to try!

    1. Me too! Hautelook always has the best deals on shoes and accessories! πŸ™‚ This palette is a great choice for someone who likes to have neutrals for everyday but some bold shades for evening looks as well!

  13. I love the balm’s matte lipsticks but I’ve never tried anything else of theirs! The colors are gorgeous I love stand-offish!

    xoxo, Sam |

    1. Ooo, now I’m intrigued to try out their lipsticks! πŸ™‚ & yes standoffish is my fave!

  14. Such a great palette! Now off to Hautelook to see if they are still there…probably not, but I’m going to keep my eye out πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review.

    1. It is such a beautiful palette! In the past few years they typically do a sale on theBalm cosmetics about twice a year on Hautelook. I’m thinking early fall maybe? Fingers crossed for you! πŸ™‚

  15. I have been wanting to buy this eyeshadow palette for so long! The colors are so beautiful and very wearable. I love the unique names of each eyeshadow color, lol. I hope I can get it for a great price like you did Cara!

    1. It is such a pretty collection of shadows! I was very impressed with the pigmentation and versatility of shades! Sign up for Hautelook if you aren’t already, and keep your eyes open for a sale on theBalm Cosmetics. They usually do it once in the late spring and once in the fall. Fingers crossed for you! πŸ™‚

    1. Aren’t they pretty? I love having a versatile palette like this one for everyday wear! πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome, girl! I’m all about the light shimmery shades too! I always love putting those on my lid and then working in darker shades on the outer corner and more neutral shades in the crease. πŸ™‚

    1. Me too! Browns and gold shadows are always my favorite colors, so I definitely love this one! πŸ™‚

  16. Wow, I love the colors! They’re all so pretty. They’d be perfect for transitioning to Fall.

    1. I agree! Lots of pretty summer/spring shades but also some darker more sultry shades for the fall and winter months. All around a great palette! πŸ™‚

  17. Those colors are definitely swoon worthy and the packaging is so pretty! I love the names of the shadows, too! I definitely signed up for HauteLook!

    1. Yay! You can catch such great deals on there! I’ve scored some really good discounts on purses and shoes and I love when they have makeup sales! πŸ™‚

  18. These are my colors… just neutral
    But I have to say, my OCD side is going NUTS with the crookedness of the powders!!!! haha

    1. Haha, ya know I didn’t even notice that really until you mentioned it. Now I’m gonna think about that every time! lol

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